David Jason: My Life On Screen. David Jason. Copyright: Shiver Productions
David Jason: My Life On Screen

David Jason: My Life On Screen

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

A revealing, highly personal insight into the life and career of Sir David Jason, told in his own words. Features David Jason.

  • Episode 3 repeated Monday 23rd May at 2:15am on Gold
David Jason: My Life On Screen. Image shows from L to R: David Jason, Michael Palin. Copyright: Shiver Productions

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2017
Channels
Gold
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Feature
David Jason
Director
Stuart Ramsay
Producers
Kerry Allison, Stuart Ramsay, Mark Robinson and Iain Coyle
Companies

For the first time Sir David Jason looks back at his incredible life in television in this exclusive three-part special, David Jason: My Life On Screen. This revealing, highly personal insight into the life and career of an actor who has become an undisputed national treasure is told in his own words.

Sir David talks about the comedy stars who inspired him, including the pivotal role his friend and mentor Ronnie Barker played in his career. He recalls his first big television break, working alongside future Monty Python stars Michael Palin and Eric Idle on the comedy sketch show Do Not Adjust Your Set. Sir David Jason also treats viewers to a tour of his childhood roots in Finchley and the theatres where he first trod the boards. Plus visits to the locations of some of his most well-known shows including, Only Fools & Horses, The Darling Buds Of May and A Touch Of Frost.

Sir David says: "As my life on screen has now gathered variety and quantity, I am hoping that I can offer a documentary which gives the audience an accurate range of my work. Fingers crossed, it should make for an enjoyable programme to reflect the enjoyment I've had in making each and every show."

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 26th August 2017 at 6pm on Gold
Next repeats
  1. Episode 3: Monday 23rd May at 2:15am on Gold
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 16th May 2022 at 12:55am on Gold - Episode 2
  • Monday 9th May 2022 at 1:50am on CBeebies - Episode 1
  • Saturday 25th September 2021 at 2:35am on Gold - Episode 3

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